dwinters@reedsmith.com

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Dan is a partner and trial attorney in the Life Sciences Health Industry Group whose practice focuses on representing major pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail companies throughout the United States with a focus on New Jersey and New York. He has litigated cases in state and federal court in twenty-two states and has experience as national, regional and local counsel. In addition to his representation of clients in complex litigation matters such as product liability, Dan has particular experience in expert challenges, plenary hearings on statute of limitations issues, and consumer fraud, design defect and medical monitoring claims. Dan has defended products ranging from pharmaceuticals such as diet drugs, hormone replacement therapy, contraceptives, and drug eluting stents, to heavy machinery like rock crushers and tractor trailers.

Awards & Recognition

  • Received AV rating (highest for professional ethics and legal ability) from Martindale-Hubbell, an objective peer review rating system for attorneys
  • Selected as one of New York’s Top Rated Lawyers – Products Liability and Insurance (2012-2014)

Credentials

  • Fordham University School of Law, 1994, J.D., Staff writer for the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Media Law Journal
  • Dartmouth College, 1991, A.B.

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Internet and Computer Law Committee, Secretary, 2001-2003; Vice Chair, 2003-2005; Chair, 2005-2006
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Business Law, Civil Practice and Internet Law Committees
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 2004-present; Annual Meeting Coordinator, 2003-2006
  • Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court, Graduate; Barrister, 2004-present
  • Dartmouth Alumni Club of Northern New Jersey, Secretary, 2001-present
  • New Jersey State Certified Mediator

  • Honorable Daniel P. Mecca, J.S.C., Superior Court - New Jersey